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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2024-2025)


For further details of the events listed summarily below, for map society meetings, for individual talks,
and for past events, see John Docktor's Calendar

Deadlines in the history of cartography   |  Posting conference details (for organisers)

For information from previous years (from 2006) link to: < http://www.maphistory.info/confplanarchive**.html > (replacing the asterisks with the last two digits of the year in question)
For past events in the present year, right click and select 'View [page] source'


April 24-26 - Montevideo, Uruguay. X Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía: Historias de cartografías en Iberoamérica: Mapear un campo de estudios. Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 September 2023.

May 1-3 - Sydney. ANZMaps 2024 symposium: 'Mapping the Indian Ocean World from antiquity to the present', at the State Library of New South Wales. Deadline for Applications: 23 February 2024.

May 3 - Edinburgh. [Hybrid]. Scottish Maps Forum workshop on 'The Premodern Scottish Place: Mapping, Chorography, History, Landscape, Literature', in the NLS Causewayside Building and online. Registration required because of limited space.

May 3-4 - Austin. Texas Map Society Spring Meeting: 'All Over the Map'.

May 15 - Salamanca (Spain). 'A Different Perspective for the Atlantic Routes: Impressions and Exchanges in Transoceanic Journeys from the 16th to the 19th Century': Leaving a trail: the voice of memories, reports and maps beyond the fascination and fear for and of the New World' (the third conference in a series, the others in Paris). Palacio de Maldonado - Centro de Estudios Brasileños, Universidad de Salamanca. Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 September 2023.

May 17 - Aberystwyth. 'Carto-Cymru 2024: The Wales Map Symposium', at the National Library of Wales, with the theme 'Maps and Mapmakers'. If you are interested in giving a paper please contact: huw.thomas(at)llyfrgell.cymru

May 23-24 -Zadar, Croatia. An international scientific conference on the history of cartography: 'Early modern nautical charts: information sources, navigation means and communication media', organized by the NACHAS research project team. Deadline for Call for Papers will be 28 February 2024. [Full details to follow.]

June 10-12 - Paris. International conference: 'La territorialisation des espaces maritimes. Acteurs, modalités, temporalités de l’Antiquité à nos jours', organised by Sorbonne War Studies and the Centre d'études stratégiques de la Marine. Theme 3 is 'Les représentations, cartographiques et discursives, des mers contribuent à la construction des espaces maritimes comme territoires.' Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 December 2023.

June 29 - Stanford. California Map Society Conference, at the David Rumsey Map Center.

July 1-5 - Lyon, France. [Postponed from 2023]. The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography, 'Confluences - Interdisciplinarity and New Challenges in the History of Cartography', at the Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin. Deadline for Call for Papers: 20 November 2023.

July 10-13 - London and Cambridge. The biennial conference of the Historians of Netherlandish Art, ‘Britain and the Low Countries: Cultural Exchange Past, Present & Future’, will be held in the UK for the first time in their 40-year history. This will include an interdisciplinary paper session on the Intersections of art and cartography in the early modern Low Countries (1500-1800). Deadline for Call for Papers: 29 September 2023.

August 27-30 - London. [Hybrid] The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers): Annual International Conference 2024, exploring mapping in all its forms.

September 4-7 - Oldenburg [this is a change from Basel]. 21. Kartographiehistorische Colloquium.

September 25-27 - Bamberg, Germany. '5th Spatial Humanities Conference', Bamberg University. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 February 2024.

October 8- Paris. Study day: The map as the "eye of history" (16th-18th centuries, in the conference room of the Maps and Plans Department of the BnF on the Richelieu site (Paris), with the support of the Centre Alexandre-Koyré (CAK) and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 May 2024.

October 14-15 - Prague. Workshop: Ethnolinguistic cartography (18th - 21st centuries) in comparative perspective: genre, political conflicts, memory. at the Czech Academy of Sciences. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 May 2024.

October 16-19 - Valletta, Malta. 41st International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS): Imago Melitae 2024.

October 24-26 - San Antonio, Texas. Fall Meeting of the Texas Map Society: 'Frontiers and Borderlands of Texas and the Greater Southwest'. Deadline for Call for Papers: 11 May 2024.

October 26-28 - San Antonio, Texas. Annual conference of the Society for the History of Discoveries,in partnership with the Texas Map Society. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 April 2024.

December 6 - Paris. Journée d'études de la Commission d'histoire du comité français: 'Cartographie et cinéma', Salle Vasari (INHA). Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 May 2024.

December 7. Brussels Map Circle annual conference, with a focus on Spanish cartography.


August 26-29 - London. The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers): 'Annual International Conference 2025'. Additional details to be announced.

September 11-14 - Portland, Maine. The 42nd International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium: 'New Perspectives on Mapping New England and Maritime Canada', at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education.

October 31-1 November - Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Seminar: 'Mapping America and its Expansion', at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. It will include a map fair.


Posting conference details (for organisers)

Those who organise conferences, seminars or symposiums are advised to post details to:-

  • AllConferences.com
  • AttendConferences
  • Calenda (a French site for the social sciences run by Revues.org, but including events outside France as well)
  • Conference Alerts: Academic Conferences Worldwide
  • Gateway for Historical Geographical-Information-Systems (GIS) in history, for Historical Cartography and for Historical Geography (his-GIS.net)
  • Transnational, Cross-regional and Global Connections (a German site which, inter alia, posts conference 'Announcements'; it is related to H-Soz-u-Kult and Clio-Online)
  • H-Maps
  • H-Net announcement. See also the H-Net Discussion Logs Search (which can be searched for all or specific lists, and for a range of dates)
  • H-Net 'call for papers'
  • H-Soz-u-Kult. 'Termine' [deadlines] (a German calendar site)
  • Maps-L
  • PapersInvited ('World's largest listing of Calls for Papers')
  • ResearchBib.Com ('Research Events' - managed from Tokyo)
  • If you need to select a date and day of the week some years ahead, consult one of the online perpetual calendars, such as Calendar Date (just adjust the year).

    Other ways of publicising a conference:

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